Explained: Consanguinity Proof Requirement for UAE Visit Visas

Applying for a visit visa in the UAE for friends and relatives often involves meeting the consanguinity proof or certificate requirement. But what exactly is this certificate, and is it necessary to have it attested? This article provides all the essential information you need to know, including which documents are required for sponsoring in-laws and when the consanguinity proof is needed.

Applying for a visit visa in the UAE to host friends and relatives is an exciting prospect, but the process often comes with specific requirements. One such requirement that you may have encountered is the need for a ‘consanguinity proof’ or certificate.

Understanding the significance of this document and whether it requires attestation is crucial for a smooth visa application experience.

Consanguinity Proof Requirement

In this informative article, we delve into the details of the consanguinity proof requirement, shedding light on its purpose, the documents involved, and the attestation process.

Additionally, we explore the scenario of sponsoring in-laws and the alternative documentation necessary for this unique situation. By familiarizing yourself with these guidelines, you can navigate the UAE visit visa process confidently, ensuring that you provide the correct documentation and meet the necessary criteria.


Explaining Consanguinity Proof

The consanguinity proof is a document that establishes your blood relationship with a relative. It typically takes the form of a birth or marriage certificate.

Faisal bin Khasim, administration manager at Direct Typing Centre, explains, “When sponsoring your parents, wife, child, or sibling for a visit visa, you must provide an official document verifying your relationship with them, such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate. If the document is issued outside the UAE, it must be obtained from your country’s consulate, attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and translated into Arabic.”

In some cases, the relationship with parents can be confirmed by examining the second page of the passport, which contains the full names of the mother and father.

Sponsoring In-Laws

If you wish to sponsor your in-laws, who are not blood relatives, additional documentation is required.


Mohammed Sevi, manager at First Line Discovery Typing Center, explains, “The requirement depends on the applicant’s nationality. To sponsor a visit visa for your in-laws, you will need to obtain an affidavit from your home country’s consulate in the UAE. The affidavit states that you will bear the responsibility of sponsoring your in-laws and must be attested by the consulate and MOFA.”

Additionally, you may need to provide your attested marriage certificate.

When is Consanguinity Proof Needed?

Consanguinity proof is necessary in two situations: when applying for a visit visa for family members under your sponsorship and when sponsoring a dependent’s residency visa in the UAE.

For the latter case, other documents such as an employment contract, salary certificate, tenancy contract, birth certificate, and sometimes an affidavit of financial responsibility may be required.


Due to the varying document requirements depending on the proximity of the relationship, it is essential to directly contact immigration authorities for specific information.

You can reach the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) toll-free number at 800 5111 or visit the GDRFA-Dubai website for a list of Amer Centres that process visa applications in Dubai.

If you are applying from other emirates, such as Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, or Fujairah, please contact the Federal Authority of Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security (ICP) call centre at 600522222.

(Source and Inputs from Gulf News)


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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